Kellie Martin, Wilson Phillips Duo Help Raise Awareness for Lupus Recovery
The music benefit concert "A Night for Jolie" aimed to raise money to help pay for Hollywood music coordinator Jolie Levine's medical bills.
Carnie and Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips, Glen Ballard and the Eurythmics' Dave Stewart were among the performers at a music benefit concert for Lupus recovery and awareness held Friday at Henson Recording Studio in Hollywood.
Specifically, "A Night for Jolie" aimed to raise money to help pay the medical bills of music coordinator Jolie Levine, a 30-year industry veteran who has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Wilson Phillips, Ballard, Alanis Morissette, No Doubt and Dave Matthews.
In 2008, Levine was diagnosed with lupus. With no health insurance, her health has deteriorated to the point of disability. The goal of the event was to raise enough funds to support her medical bills, as well as provide financial support for her basic living expenses until she is granted Federal Disability in early 2014.
A portion of all proceeds are to be donated to Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, and any money raised over $80,000 is targeted to go to Lupus LA.
Among the other performers at the event were Siedah Garrett, David Pack, Greg Phillinganes, Carina Round, Susie Suh, Pedestrian, Sharlotte Gibson andDonna Washington.
Celebrity guests included Kellie Martin (Army Wives) and James Kyson (Heroes).
In addition, a silent auction was held featuring autographed items from Katy Perry, Tim McGraw, Margaret Cho, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and others.
Cori B, daughter of Snoop Dogg, also attended.
An estimated 1.5 million people in the U.S. are affected by lupus, for which there is no cure. For more information, click here.
From left: Kellie Martin and Susie Suh